Stoebe alopecuroides

October 2, 2018


Stoebe alopecuroides, also known as Jakkalsstert (Jackal tail) or Katstertslangbos (Cat tail snake bush). This shrub is about 1m tall with tightly packed leaves pressed to the stems about 5mm tall. It has long white flowerheads that are about 15mm in length, at the ends of the steps that appear to be like cats tails. Plants flower in spring and are found in sandy soils in Waboomveld and Protea fynbos.